Rustic Chic Wedding Shoot at Belle Haven

Posted on July 30,2012 by Jennifer

White Wedding Cake, Leaf Wedding Cake, Ruffled Wedding Cake, Art of Photography Workshop

Hello and welcome to Part 2 of the Wonder Photography Workshop post! If you missed Part 1 you can read it here. As you can see this workshop was just filled with amazing detail after detail! I adored this cake! The cake was made by Jenny of Paradox Pastry in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Bride in Monique Lhuillier gown, Bride getting ready

We had wonderful models at the shoot – we got to follow them as if it were a real wedding day. Since I don’t usually shoot people I was feeling a bit intimidated about this aspect of the workshop but I found that I did enjoy it! Above is the “bride” getting ready in one of the beautiful bedrooms at Belle Haven. She is a wearing an absolutely stunning Monique Lhuillier gown. I adore the detailing on this dress!

Wedding Shoes, Fancy Wedding Shoes, Sparkly High Heels

Speaking of details – I love shoes and these sparkly heels are some of the most lovely I’ve ever seen! So I had to share them!! Don’t you love the netting and the rhinestones? Oh how I love them!

Groom getting readyThis is our “groom” – he looks so much like Robert Pattinson to me… being a big Twilight fan – this made my job that much more fun 😀

Bride & Groom First Look photo

We also staged a “first look” shot – I love the smile on her face as she anticipates seeing her “groom” for the “first time”!

Happy Couple, Wedding Couple, Just Married CoupleDon’t they make a happy looking couple?! Not only did we have beautiful models we also had beautiful details like these papers:

Kraft Paper invitations by If So Inklined, white ink calligraphyThese were created by Jen Maton of If So Inklined. Aren’t they dreamy? Her work is amazing! I hope you’ll check her out.

Dinner & Appetizers by The Catering OutfitThere was also a bounty of delicious food by The Catering Outfit – featuring crab, duck, seared tuna, shrimp and other delicious flavors!

Belle Haven willow and vegetable gardenAll these fabulous details were enhanced by the fantastic setting that we were in! Belle Haven is such a gem of a property! I love the vegetable garden in the top photo and isn’t this Weeping Willow dreamy?! These are one of my favorite trees – there is something magical to me about them.

Brick Fountain and Wide Front Porch at Belle HavenI also loved all the many pathways and porches of the farm. There are wonderful views abounding!

Belle Haven CottageBut my favorite spot was this darling cottage! The detailing really is straight out of a storybook! When you rent Belle Haven for an event I believe you also get the use of this delightful cottage – sweet, right!

I hope you’ve enjoyed part 2! I’m so excited to share the final installment with you on Wednesday – it includes the amazing tablescape I promised you! But, I will also see you tomorrow with a {be encouraged} quote!

Til then,

Happy Celebrating!

Jennifer Carroll, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

9 Responses to “Rustic Chic Wedding Shoot at Belle Haven”

  1. July 30, 2012 at 7:44 pm, Jill Flory said:

    Beautiful! And that cake – too lovely to cut! Yes please find out who made it!


    • July 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm, Jennifer said:

      > Thanks Jill, you are so right! I’m trying to find out the name of the baker and will hopefully have an update by tomorrow. :-)


  2. July 31, 2012 at 9:59 am, Jennifer said:

    Cake update: The cake was made by Jenny of Paradox Pastry in Charlottesville, Virginia. http://www.paradoxpastrycafe.com/


  3. August 01, 2012 at 10:36 am, Dinner in A Secret Garden {enchanting outdoor entertaining} - Celebrating everyday life with Jennifer Carroll | Celebrating everyday life with Jennifer Carroll said:

    […] graveled terrace nestled between the main house and the darling guest cottage I shared in the part 2 post. I love the cafe lights strung over the table – you know it would be enchanting at night! […]


  4. August 03, 2012 at 5:41 pm, Happy Weekend! Links / Aug 3 | The Fete Blog said:

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  5. August 04, 2012 at 11:33 am, janice wood said:

    I have a boutique across the street from jenny and I can tell you,everything she does is perfection. And note the cafe part,plenty of savory goodies as well,along with beer and wine!


    • August 04, 2012 at 8:48 pm, Jennifer said:

      Oh! Thanks Janice! I’ll have to check it out!!


  6. July 04, 2014 at 5:20 pm, Sola said:

    Hi. What brand are these shoes. Love them


    • July 04, 2014 at 6:23 pm, Jennifer said:

      > Thank Sola! Unfortunately I don’t know… So sorry!


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